Monday, March 05, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 778
If We wished, We would send a sign to them from the sky so their necks would bow to it in submission. But whenever a reminder from the Benevolent One comes to them, newly revealed, they turn away from it, so they have repudiated truth; but news of what they used to sneer at will soon come to them. [26: 4,5,6]
Hadith of the Day:
The one with good morals and character already owns the best of this world and the Hereafter. [Tabarani]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The source of every disobedience, indifference, and passion is self-satisfaction. The source of every obedience, vigilance, and virtue is dissatisfaction with one's self. [Ibn Ataillah]
Guidance of the Day:
Relationships are the greatest challenge that we face as human beings. If living one's own life is difficult, living with another person is incredibly difficult. Yet this is the way in which we really refine our personalities. We are thrown headfirst into the areas of our deficiencies, forced to confront the many issues that we still need to learn. Yet it is because of this challenge that relationships become a part of our spiritual work.
Just as love flows from within and expands into widening circles, so relationships move in cyclical forms. There is something cyclical about the nature of love between people that allows people to fall away from love and then return to it. We keep recreating it. Love is a natural thing; it is simply there, if we don't push it away. We are each born with love in us. Unfortunately, as we move through life, most of us accumulate blocks to loving. If we can just get the blocks out of the way, the love naturally fills our being. [Handbook for the Heart]
Food for Thought:
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. It is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. He that can have patience can have what he will. Our patience will achieve more than our force. Patience is power; with time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes silk.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 3:01 PM